GARY Rowett says Saturday’s defeat at home to Southend United was probably his lowest point since taking over as Burton Albion manager.
The Brewers lost 1-0 to an injury time goal after being on top for much of the game – despite Billy Kee’s sending off at the end of the first half.
It was a third home defeat in four matches but the play-off hopefuls are still just four points off the top seven.
However, the defeat was a bitter pill for Rowett and his hard-working players to swallow.
“It was probably the worst I’ve felt and I don’t really get low,” said the manager.
“I don’t feel as though the late goal really reflected on the performance.
“The disappointing thing is it’s another defeat which has come after we didn’t play badly.”
After watching the game again on DVD, Rowett is still frustrated at getting nothing from it.
“I thought there was nothing in it in the first half,” he said.
“We knew it’d be tight because of the way they play – it was the same when we saw them play Oxford and a lot of League Two games start off very tight.
“To have 10 men and still not really be in trouble makes it even more frustrating.
“In three games going down to 10 men before half-time, I’d expect to have got something from one of them.
“That’s the way it goes sometimes.”
ALBION played a behind closed doors game against Wigan Athletic yesterday.
In a competitive clash against a young Latics side at St George’s Park, the Brewers, featuring the likes of Rene Howe and Adam Reed, lost out 2-1. A Wigan own goal counted for Albion.
BURTON Albion’s official supporters’ club are laying on coaches to Chesterfield for Saturday’s League Two clash.
The organisation have one coach booked and are looking to fill a second.
Departure for the Proact Stadium is at 1pm and tickets cost £8.
Arrival back at the Pirelli Stadium is expected to be around 6.15pm.
Tickets can be booked by telephoning 01283 565938.